Factsheets for Families

These factsheets are designed to give useful advice and information to families who have a loved one in prison overseas.

The Importance of Family Prison Visits
This information sheet explains the importance of family prison visits. This can be downloaded and presented to a Community Welfare Officer when making an application for financial assistance towards the costs of a family prison visit.

Assisted Prison Visits Scheme for Families Living in the UK
If you are resident in Northern Ireland, England, Wales or Scotland, and are in receipt of certain benefits, you may be eligible for assistance with your travel costs under the Assisted Prison Visits Scheme.

Family Resource
This resource contains practical information and advice for families about supporting their loved one both during their time in prison and after their return to Ireland as well as some useful advice and tips on self-care.